26 November 2001 Computer simulation of aero-optic phenomena based on empirical data
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Development of an aero-optics simulation code is reviewed. When completed, the code will contain three elements, 1) an algorithm for producing physically plausible aero-optical properties and bounds on properties characterizing flows of interest, 2) an algorithm for converting these into aero-optical features of a flow described by a set of time varying, random, phase masks, and 3) a code that will integrate these and propagate a wavefront through a typical test scenario with an output similar to that provided by the test diagnostics. The resultant aero-optics computational simulator will allow an aerodynamicist to simulate and run aero-optical tests that will be useful for test planning and data interpretation. This paper reviews the approach taken by the author in modeling aero-optic phenomena and presents initial results based on a simplified model of a turbulent condition through which point source wavefront is propagated.
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David C. Weber, David C. Weber, James D. Trolinger, James D. Trolinger, William C. Rose, William C. Rose, } "Computer simulation of aero-optic phenomena based on empirical data", Proc. SPIE 4448, Optical Diagnostics for Fluids, Solids, and Combustion, (26 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449376; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.449376


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